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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In signal detection theory, a plot of the intensity of stimuli on the horizontal axis against the percentage of correct detections of the stimuli on the vertical axis, the resulting curve...

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Reliability, Validity, and the Mixed Blessings of Operationalism

Nick Haslam.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 8016 words.

The concepts of reliability and validity are fundamental for evaluating psychiatric diagnosis, including the "operationalist" approach pioneered in DSM-III. This chapter explores the...

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

Daniel A. Waschbusch and Sara King.

in Psychology

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology. 6199 words.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, with a prevalence rate of about 5 percent of the childhood population...

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